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Duties

Reporting to the Director, will conceptualize, design, conduct, and collaborate on complex statistical and other quantitative analyses as needed to annually generate and report school summative designations. Will support schools and districts in understanding their data, and develop reports and other data visualizations or tools to assist in data analyses. Will develop models and algorithms to evaluate the effectiveness of the system, or to show the impact of potential changes to indicators or scoring rules. Will write and review business rules, address policy-related issues, projects and studies that assist agency decision making. This includes theory, design, implementation, analysis, communication of results and other assignments required to comply with state and federal accountability requirements.

  • Writes SQL code and/or performs computer statistical analysis of large complex data sets and databases using both the data warehouse and using statistical packages (SAS enterprise, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, or other software or statistical packages as needed by industry standard).
  • Oversees and advises on the design of data collections related to the accountability system.
  • Applies complex statistical methods for analysis.
  • Sets standards for analysis protocols and procedures in collaboration with the Director, as well as collaboratively with staff and stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the technical analysis and evaluation of assessment data quality and results, and data quality for all other indicators in the system.
  • Serves on and leads accountability advisory committees as needed.
  • Identifies policy or technical issues or questions, designs qualitative and quantitative research studies to clarify the issues, implements the studies, and analyzes and reports the results.
  • Conducts and supports the necessary research and analysis for any relevant agency initiative, particularly relating to the accountability system and its indicators.
  • Reviews existing research and methodologies to inform agency policy and practice.
  • Documents research and synthesizes findings in reports and presentations.
  • Responds to technical and practical issues or questions raised by assessment professionals and educators who do not have statistical or measurement expertise.
  • Provides technical information to questioners in ways that they can understand and find the information meaningful and useful.
  • Conducts independent research or analyses for special assignments on an as needed basis as assigned by the Director, Senior Leadership, or the State Superintendent.
  • Produces ad hoc data requests as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Psychology or Education (with substantial coursework in computer science, data science, mathematics or statistics), or, Bachelor's degree in one of these fields plus one year of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • One year of experience computing and cleaning data from databases.
  • Experience writing reports and developing presentations describing the results of data analysis and/or experience with descriptive statistics.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and SAS/R/other statistical software.
  • Ability to identify issues with data completeness and quality.
  • Superior writing skills and communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Creativity and ability to work collaboratively with others.

  • Experience working with large data sets.
  • Experience developing linear and multi-level models.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS or other mapping software.
  • Knowledge of any of the following areas: early childhood education, special education, English language learning, teacher and leader effectiveness, assessment, accountability, demographics, post-secondary readiness, gifted and talented, or school performance.

Salary/Benefits

IFSOE
Accountability
$57,461 - $72,614
$57,461 - $97,790
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To view full posting and apply electronically, please visit DEVELOPER/STATISTICIAN. Interested parties must submit the required application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial until recommended for hire). The subject line should include the position number(s) you are applying for.

Email Address

careers-spr@isbe.net

Job Posting Date

3/1/2024

Start Date

N/A